Quotes about Bargain

But in the way of bargain, mark ye me,
I 'll cavil on the ninth part of a hair.

William Shakespeare

Lest the bargain should catch cold and starve.

William Shakespeare

The boy hath sold him a bargain,--a goose.

William Shakespeare

To sell a bargain well is as cunning as fast and loose.

William Shakespeare

There's two words to that bargain.

Jonathan Swift

The agricultural population, says Cato, produces the bravest men, the most valiant soldiers, and a class of citizens the least given of all to evil designs.... A bad bargain is always a ground for repentance.

Pliny the Elder

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Benjamin Franklin

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Everybody has his own theatre, in which he is manager, actor, prompter, playwright, sceneshifter, boxkeepeer, doorkeeper, all in one, and audience into the bargain.

A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare

The Old Woman and the Physician An old woman having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing. This agreement being made, the Physician, time after time, applied his salve to her eyes, and on every visit took something away, stealing all her property little by little. And when he had got all she had, he healed her and demanded the promised payment. The Old Woman, when she recovered her sight and saw none of her goods in her house, would give him nothing. The Physician insisted on his claim, and. as she still refused, summoned her before the Judge. The Old Woman, standing up in the Court, argued: This man here speaks the truth in what he says; for I did promise to give him a sum of money if I should recover my sight: but if I continued blind, I was to give him nothing. Now he declares that I am healed. I on the contrary affirm that I am still blind; for when I lost the use of my eyes, I saw in my house various chattels and valuable goods: but now, though he swears I am cured of my blindness, I am not able to see a single thing in it.


The Huntsman and the Fisherman A huntsman, returning with his dogs from the field, fell in by chance with a Fisherman who was bringing home a basket well laden with fish. The Huntsman wished to have the fish, and their owner experienced an equal longing for the contents of the game-bag. They quickly agreed to exchange the produce of their day's sport. Each was so well pleased with his bargain that they made for some time the same exchange day after day. Finally a neighbor said to them, If you go on in this way, you will soon destroy by frequent use the pleasure of your exchange, and each will again wish to retain the fruits of his own sport. Abstain and enjoy.


No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Bargain like a gypsy, but pay like a gentleman.

Hungarian Proverb

Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much, and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain.

Francois de Salignac Fenelon

I take Him shopping with me. I say, "OK, Jesus, help me find a bargain."

Tammy Faye Bakker

A miser and a liar bargain quickly.

Greek Proverb

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Off-the-rack solutions, like bargain basement dresses, never fit anymore.

Françoise Giroud

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

John Mason Brown

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Benjamin Franklin

A bargain is anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.

Kin Hubbard

Don't bargain for fish which are still in the water.

Indian Proverb

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.

Rita Mae Brown

There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.

Anatole France

A blind bargain.

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